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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm sooo hungry

Cody and Ashley

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cold mornings, warm afternoons

The water can't make up it's mind whether or not it wants to be Summer or Winter... Bikinis one day, wetsuits the next

Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer time livins' eazy

Here's a little video that Erica and I put together of a couple sessions up and down the coast. I hope you enjoy it!

For your viewing pleasure

Sunday, June 27, 2010

And then there were two

Another segment from the trip to Santa Barbara to pick Erica's board up. We decided to keep searching for waves since Malibu sucked, and we found this little gem. Right off of PCH, under the watchful eye of an American Apparel store.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Motel Room 1:00 AM... Malibu 5:00 AM

On our last trip up to Santa Barbara, Erica, Trevor, and I picked up Erica's board, had some Hawaiian food downtown, then watched Killers until Midnight. We wanted to surf Malibu at dawn, but didn't want to drive back up, so we got a room at some motel in Calabasas. We fell asleep at 1:00 AM and left the motel room at 4:30 AM. Malibu was crappy and blown out, so we drove down a little ways to a isolated point with only 3 guys out...

My nights are wonderful

Last night Trevor, Erica, and I all met up with Christina at the Del Mar Fair. Christina works at a wallet booth down there and hooked us up with free tickets, so we drove down and walked around together. A really fun night with some of my favorite people!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Gregs new Reunion suit

Alex KAnost is sooo hot

Green filter

Here's a little expiriment using a green filter...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tasty rights

Shots of Trevor and Erica indulging in some quick little rights at this gorgeous reef right under your nose!

License plates

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


4 hours of traffic, skipping dinner (and lunch too for that matter), Sore butts from sitting in the car; everything added up to this moment. Worth it? Absolutely.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Quick Fix

How to... turn your old winter wetsuit into a beautiful new spring suit! By Alex and Erica! We decided to take Erica's old O'neill suit and modify it into a long arm/short leg spring suit. We had to cut just above the knee, fold it over, and glue it with rubber cement. Truthfully, Erica did most of the work. I just stood there and held the blowdryer when she needed me to.
Items needed:
1 Rubber Cement ($5 from Home Depot)
1 Blow dryer
1 Old wetsuit
2-3 Safety pins to hold the folds in the legs in place
1 Beautiful girlfriend calling the shots
And... Bingo Bango Bongo. New spring suit: TPO style.


Monday, June 21, 2010


Erica and I threw a quick video together of our beach day on Saturday of Cole and Trevor skimming with B.I.G. Tell all your friends.

Rip Shred Tear

My buddy Madison from school just put up this video of the new Captain Fin movie coming out. Can't wait till it premieres!

Rip Shred Tear Trailer from Madison Dyer on Vimeo.


Float like a jellyfish, sting like a jellyfish...

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Erica seeing her board for the first time. Ryan was just as stoked to shape her a board as Erica was to get one from him!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Adventures of Alex, Erica, and Trevor

My day was wonderful. 8 hours of pure, unadulterated bliss. And sunburns. We met Cole at Thalia and proceeded to do the following: surfed, skimmed, body surfed, and surfskimmed... all day!

Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool

A pair of Erica at Doho the other weekend with my $5 underwater camera! Summer summer.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Grrreg getting loose

Here are a couple shots I snagged of Greg riding somewhere north of San O and south of Huntington a couple days back. Turned out to be really fun break with very minimal people out. When the tide dropped out, we switched our logs for our shortboards and had a killer time!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Shmerica Shkimming

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I wish I didn't like this as much as I do


Trevor, Alyssa, Erica, and I embarked on a journey through laughter tonight at a Comedy Club in Irvine with some free tickets from Twitter thanks to Trevors Dad. It was pretty interesting, some really funny underground comics performed, Bryan Callen (who played the owner of the little wedding chapel in The Hangover) headlined. I highly recommend attending a comedy show in the near future instead of going to a movie, it's something totally different and you could have as much fun as we did!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Log Rolling

Monday, June 14, 2010

Greg won't come in. Ever.

Suiting up, dressing down

Erica at Blackies getting ready to get in the water

Greg and Trevor finishing up the session

Sunday, June 13, 2010


The best skimmer you don't know